South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3345


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Sponsors: Reps. J.L. Johnson, Lawson, Moss, Gagnon and Hixon
Document Path: LC-0148CM23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Statewide telecommunications system


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 141)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 141)
2/9/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Lawson, Moss
2/15/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gagnon, Hixon

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A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 23-47-10, relating to Definitions, so as to DEFINE THE TERM "FIRST RESPONDER"; and by adding Section 23-47-85 so as to PROVIDE 911 PROFESSIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ENTITLED TO CERTAIN BENEFITS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1.   Section 23-47-10 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding the following item:

   (51)   "First responder" means an emergency medical services provider, a law enforcement officer, or a fire department worker directly engaged in examining, treating, or directing persons during an emergency, or a 911 professional, which includes call takers and dispatchers.

SECTION 2.   Chapter 47, Title 23 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding:

   Section 23-47-85.   A 911 professional is a first responder entitled to all benefits that accrue to first responders employed by the State and its local governing bodies.

SECTION 3.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.


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